Windows 10 1809 October update

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Windows 10 1809 October update

This update will be coming soon in windows update so you don’t need to do anything at all Below are some of the new features

Cloud Clipboard and Clipboard history

If you are using multiple Microsoft devices, this feature is for you. Windows 10 Version 1809 will come with cloud clipboard option. This means that your clipboard contents will be saved to your Microsoft account and will appear wherever you sign into your account. Sync across devices feature is not enabled until you sign in to a Microsoft account. You can do so by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to System
  3. Go to Clipboard
  4. Under Sync across devices, Click Sign in.

Clipboard settings Windows 10 Version 1809

Clipboard history has also been introduced. You will be able to see your clipboard history using a keyboard shortcut. This feature is turned off by default. You can enable is by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to System
  3. Go to Clipboard
  4. Toggle Clipboard history to On.

After you have enabled clipboard history, you can see the history any time by pressing Windows Key + V.

Clipboard history in Windows 10 Version 1809

Dark mode for Microsoft Apps

Dark mode is all the rage now a days. All applications and Operating Systems including popular browsers are introducing dark mode in their feature set. Dark mode is the inverted mode where foreground colour become lighter and background colour becomes darker. This helps in saving eyes from damage especially when working at night.

Microsoft has introduced dark mode for Windows apps especially File Explorer. To enable dark mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Personalization
  3. Go to Colours
  4. Under Choose your default app mode, select Dark.

Enable dark mode in Windows 10

SwiftKey keyboard

Microsoft has improved on its virtual keyboard which is an accessibility feature in Windows. SwiftKey keyboard is like real keyboard and it can be used on touch enabled devices. After this improvement, people may find it easier to take tablets without a physical keyboard instead of laptops which have a physical keyboard, especially useful when you are travelling.

SwiftKey keyboard Windows 10 Version 1809

To enable SwiftKey keyboard, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Ease of Access
  3. Go to Keyboard under Interaction
  4. Under Use your device without a physical keyboard, turn on the toggle for on-screen keyboard.

Enable SwiftKey keyboard

Updated game bar and game mode

The game bar has been greatly improved in Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Earlier, the game bar was just a small bar with basic settings about game mode. Now if you press Windows Key + G to open the game bar, you will be amazed by the amount of features included in it.

Game Mode settings in Windows 10 Version 1809

Now you can capture screenshots from inside the game, record the game, record game audio etc.

Your Phone app

Windows 10 Version 1809 comes with a much better smartphone integration. Now you can integrate your Windows 10 Phone or even Android phone. You will be able to access your photos and send SMS using your PC instead of the phone.

Your Phone app in Windows 10

Google also introduced an app for sending SMS from the computer instead of the Android phone but this requires active Internet connection to work.


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